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it sounds like to be a human being, that's what sound city represents. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> thanks for watching, everyone. news room international with michael holmes starts now. >>> ashleigh ban field thanks. welcome everybody to newsroom international i'm michael holmes. and we are as always taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on out there in california a manhunt intensifying for an ex-cop whose allegedly gone on a rampage shooting three los angeles police officers early this morning, one of them is dead. authorities warn christopher dorner is armed and dangerous. there he is on the screen. he's also accused in a double killing in irvine over the weekend. this all follows a chilling online manifesto in which dorner allegedly threatens to harm officers and their families. they are remote controlled aircraft capable of reining down fire from the skies. the secret drone program front and center. lawmakers were given details on the use of drones to target american terror suspects overseas. and the major architect behind the program fac
it was a drone iran downed in 2011. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity of this video. we reached out to the pentagon for comment but have not heard back yet. nick robertson is following developments in london. is this the same drone that the united states said was returned to the united states? >> it looks like the same one. the iranians say it was flying 140 miles into their airspace off their northeastern corner, close to the border with afghanistan. the iranians are saying this aircraft was flying from the kandahar airfield base inside afghanistan, and some of the footage, and i looked at it, some of it could be kandahar air base but there's no guarantee this video came from the aircraft in question here. did they get this video from somewhere els? it's not clear. there's no way to verify at the moment what the iranians are saying. the spokesman that the iranians are putting forward says that the aircraft was sent to california several times in 2010 for repair and used for operations inside pakistan. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran, o
others. he's still at large and police say he has access to multiple weapons and assault rifles. cnn's kyung lah is joining us from los angeles where the police chief is calling it extremely worry some and scare ree. what's the latest kyung? >> reporter: certainly scary for anyone connected to the police department in southern california. this is where today's shooting spree began but all of this, wolf, began earlier this week. the murder spree began on sunday with the double killing of a newly engaged couple, monica quan and keith lawrence, quan, the daughter of a retired lapd captain, the officer who represented christopher dorner in front of the police board that eventually fired him. dorner refers to quan's murder in his man guess stow. he writes, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. self-preservation is no longer important to me. i do not fear death as i died long ago on january 2nd of '09, a date a few month after dorner was fired as a police officer. the lapd fanned out, launching 40 protection details throughout southern california. >
to call for increased gun regulations. cnn's crime and justice correspondence is joe johns. this is all part of a bigger push. >> wolf, we've seen it before, we'll likely see it again. this time it was a whole cast of artists and others performing gun control to try to kweep the pressure on congress. stars speaking out in washington. it's the latest push by gun control groups to lobby the congress. >> doing nothing will fail. doing nothing has failed. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are broken. >> i would like assault weapons eliminated. >> the event follows a super bowl ard and a star-studded public service announcement. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> all part of a high-profile campaign by mayors against illegal guns to demand a plan from politicians in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. >> after a mass shooting like this, we usually expect for a month the public to be paying a lot of attention and it's possible to get the work done but the window is still open. it's been more than six weeks and it's not closing any time s
. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better. there's a lot of -- you can see a lot of police presence out here. >> reporter: it's the southern california new normal. life on high alert. >> we will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern california deserve. >> reporter: the search for dorner stretching from nevada to the mexican border and now a warning from tsa to regional airports and airplane owners, dorner has some flying experience. authorities, concerned about an escape attempt or threat from the air. los
never vote for him. maybe i'm wrong. please continue the conversation. facebook.com slash carol cnn or tweet me @carolcnn. thank you for joining me today. we hope you expanded our expanded talkback show. keep the conversation going. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >>> carol, thanks so much. hello, everyone. first came the manifesto, and then came the murders. and now los angeles police officers are being forced to watch their backs this morning after an ex-cop allegedly made good on threats to kill fellow officers and their families. christopher dorner was fired from the force after a series of hearings in which he felt he had been wronged. and now he's threatening to quote, bring asymmetrical and unconventional warfare to any la cop on duty or off. the body count is mounting. one officer is dead. another wounded. also dead, a former officer's daughter and her fiance. we are watching this story as it continues to develop. but again, la police officers at this hour are themselves in need of protection. we are not being given a lot of details to o exactly where they've
, helping the case on guns, share iing a story exclusively with cnn. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >> the pentagon's top brass sounding alarm bells over automatic spending cuts now only weeks away. the defense budget will take a significant hit, $46 billion slashed, unless the president and the congress reach some sort of last minute deal. that could affect america's security and hundreds of thousands of jobs. let's go to the pentagon, our correspondent, chris lawrence, is standing by there. very worried over there at the pentagon, aren't they? >> reporter: are, wolf, and you're already starting to see some of the effects of the possible sequestration, the u.s. navy, cancelling the deployment of some other ships, cancelling some maintenance and pushing back some of the civilian contracts that they had signed. they say this is really just the tip of the iceberg, and down the road you could see a reduction in personnel. you could see training dramatically cut back in a lot of areas. >> chris,
♪ you make my life brighter >> and that does it for me. i'm brooke baldwin. live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. let's take you to washington. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. we're standing by to hear from the house speaker john boehner and we're waiting for anyone here in washington to suggest a real actual compromise that will avoid those devastating forced budget cuts. >>> it's one scandal after another as pope benedict begins his final work as leader of the world's roman catholics. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive. you will meet the real americans whose rescue from iran inspired the oscar-winning movie "argo." i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we're only four days away from billions of dollars in forced budget cuts. this afternoon, members of congress are finally back on capitol hill. president obama meanwhile welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a real compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? our sear
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
to imagine how a young mind will ever recover from an ordeal like this, earlier on cnn, we heard from alicia, herself a kidnapping victim as a teenager who runs a victim support group. here is her advice. >> you have to try to keep things normal. that's what we have to do for this little boy is keep certain things as normal as possible. >> like what? >> things like just basic routines he had done before. his favorite games, his favorite movies, his favorite food. just try to keep an anchor in the before. and really not equate him with this happening to him. this happened to him. it is not who he is. >> the rescue of little ethan was a joint tactical operation involving local authorities right on up to the secretary of defense. joining me now is the cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence to talk about the tactics and the military. and how the military may have helped the police spy on this killer despite him hiding underground, also with us victor blackwell in midland city in alabama watching this unfold. victor, first, let me start with you. the standoff stretched for seven days and ended
reeva steenkamp, by accident. prosecutors say the killing was intentional and premeditated. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannasberg, south africa. the prosecutor's laid out their plan. how did they do? >> reporter: it was like a roller coaster. i felt like i was watching a television drama. initially when the prosecutor laid out their case, they gave damning evidence and found two boxes of testosterone and syringes in his house. by the time the defense came in after lunch, bit by bit they ripped apart the state's evidence and unravelled quite spectacularly at one stage because there was quite an interesting exchange between oscar pistorius' lawyers and the investigating officer and he said, well, how do you know this is testosterone? have you tested it yet? and he said, no, i just read the label on the box. and he said, if you had gone to any pharmacy or any chemist, would you know that this is a herbal medicine. that's the kind of interchange taking place. also, the investigating officer really looking quite red-faced by the end of his stint. he admitted that he he didn't we
and a survivor. ailelina cho, cnn, new york. >>> again, the face starts tonight on oxygen network at 9:00 eastern. you can watch alina's special here on cnn. valentine's day a couple of days away. we have a challenge for you. send us a valentine video for someone you love. use vine, twitter's new video sharing application. post your video by 2:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past sta
in afghanistan. some of them during one of the deadliest attacks of this war at this combat outpost. cnn's anchor chief washington correspondent jake tapper is now bringing us their harrowing story told through the eyes of one of the bravest soldiers. >> reporter: throughout all of this, did you ever think this is it? i'm not going to get out of here. >> it's like a fighter going into the boxing ring. if you think you're going to lose before you even step in the ring, you already lost. you are there to win, you are there to fight. you are there to -- your brothers to your left and right are depending on you. you don't have that in you. >> an american hero. the uncommon valor of clint romesha, it airs tonight, 10:00 eastern right here on cnn. ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's c
eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past state of the union addresses. my tv crush john berman joins me live. wait until you see what he found. >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the hottest stories in a flash. we call it rapid fire. roll it. a carnival cruise ship that broke down at sea, now on its way to mobile, alabama. folks on board say the ship, food an
, as well. state of the union, president's state of the union tonight on cnn. special coverage at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> of course, not just a hot b button issue here, france could get a step closer to making same-sex marriage a reality. not everybody is thrilled necessarily.e! a ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> gay rights activists and opponents in the united states watching paris today because the french assembly has just taken an historic step toward recognizing same-sex marriage in that country, despite a lot of opposition. want to bring in hala gorani. french folks, some upset about the legislation. how does this break down? >> well,
at the cnn money desk, thank you. >>> this just coming in to the situation room. word of a resignation because the federal government started releasing illegal immigrants to save money because of the upcoming forced budget cuts. there's a lot of outrage and indeed around the country because several hundred deta detainees who had been held in jail have been freed already, even though the cuts don't even take affect for two days. jessica yellin is here. the president didn't know anything about this. that's what they are saying at the white house, that the president was totally in the dark. he was just as surprised by all of us that they started releasing hundreds of detained illegal immigrants. >> that's right, wolf. their point, that's how it works. it happens at the agency level and not the white house level. gary mead, the head of the enforcement and removal operations, big title. bottom line is, he's part of the operation that helps decide who is let go and who stays at the immigration's department is leaving his job. is he leaving his job and this news comes just a day after we lear
and explain what was in it. this is what he said on cnn that sunday. now, i will put this up because the words should live in infamy. this is how he described the budget that he laid out. quote -- "our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the american people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt." that is exactly what the american people wanted. that's exactly what they wanted to hear. there was no qualification in that language, none whatsoever. he was speaking directly to the american people on the most looked at news programs i guess of the week, the sunday morning news programs. he said similar things on several of the other programs that he participated in february february 12, 2001. no qualifications. how could it be heard otherwise than those plain words would suggest, that we had a plan, that the president had a plan, that mr. lew was producing a budget his office produced that would make sure that we were on the right course
tonight on cnn. >> oh, my god. >> two great things, dick morris and piers morgan. >> they deserve each other. the sooner cnn fires piers morgan, the better. >> dick hadn't been on fox news since november 12th was the last time he was on. they had him on shortly after the election, and that was it. >> i mean the new head of cnn, geoff zucker ought to say get the worthless piece of crap off of the air. >> we will learn if he signs him up to be a contributor. that would be bad news, i think, for cnn. >> the end of cnn. all right. sorry about that. distraction here i want you to know that the president yesterday, i was at the briefing room. he came in and called on congress, reminded congress that the sequester, which would cut $500,000,000,000, cost over a thousand jobs, that with this coming, the congress ought to at least if they can't fix the whole problem with the budget they ought to at least pass the short-term thing to avoid the sequester and keep the government running. and john boehner and house republicans immediately said, no. we are not going to
if you looked at cnn yesterday afternoon, the killing in syria, it came to an end. >> it did. >> yesterday on capitol hill, republicans and democrats hugged. the whole idea of an historic hold on the secretary of defense, they said, you know what? let's put this to the side because of this cruise ship debacle. i mean, mika, all of the things we worry about -- the national debt clock stopped. >> basically the world stopped. >> we don't have to worry. paul krugman's right. we don't have to worry anymore because cnn tells us that this cruise ship was the only story that mattered yesterday for 24 hours. >> that's right. >> and you know what? makes me feel pretty good about the state of the world. >> and i'm glad they're home. >> that nothing is happening to that degree that they can do that. i think that's very exciting for all of us. i'm very pleased. >> it's very good when the world stops to be told that. >> perspective it be reassuring. >> it's all relative. that's true. >> it's all relative. syria, come on. people are dying. middle east peace breaking up. that doesn't matter.
in chicago. jennifer delgado tracking the storm closely from the cnn weather center in atlanta. ted, how does it look? >> well, the snow turned to freezing rain in the last few minutes here, which is perfect timing for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for
or as the germans call that, the love boat. cnn has been on the case. for some reason giving this boat crisis wall to [ bleep ]-covered wall coverage. >> i'll tell you what, this is a great moment to at least visually connect you to the daughter you have not seen in seven days. >> you're not heros, guys. it's not a hostage situation or a baby in a well. you reconnected them? they weren't supposed to see each other. she's on a cruise for a few days. meanwhile, the ship of stools enjoys 24/7 coverage and a slow tug job back to mobile, alabama. >> after five days of misery, thousands of weary cruise ship passengers aboard the carnival "triumph" had relief after docking last night. the crippled ship with 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members had to be pulled back to land by three tug boats. an engine fire left the ship without power, leaving passengers with overflowing toilets, no air conditions and little food. federal investigators will begin to investigate what went wrong. the first lawsuits of course are now being filed. what do we know? >> there she is right behind me. as you can see, that's th
afternoon through saturday morning. we'll continue to monitor here at cnn. >>> also new this morning, u.s. secrets possibly exposed. iran claiming it's decoded now released some footage from a downed u.s. drone. the man identified as a member of iran's military narrated the black and white aerial footage as it was broadcast on iranian state media. he claims that it's a drone that iran downed back in 2011. >>> also this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the admini
equal marriage in an interview on cnn three years ago, but here? yesterday said they did not give permission to use that piece of audio and asked that the ad be taken down. >> bill: you know, i don't understand that. >> gee, what courage on her part. it features obama president obama, dick cheney and colin powell. so what the hell, laura? get off of your high horse. you are for it or you are not. if you are, and we know she is then big deal. >> right. >> a tim teboyw is trying to stay out of controversy. he has cancelled appear appearance at a baptist church, set to speak to the 11,000 member of congregation but said new information has come to light which the forced him to change plans. that might be the fact the church is led by robert jeffries who has preached against homo sexuality, against israel and mormonism >> bill: i think he ought to focus on his football career. he disappeared. >> a tough time for american idol could not show business 411 has analyzed ratings. this past wednesday night was the lowest rated wednesday broadcast since 2
by eight a cnn reporter weeks later. for you to testify in our posture did not allow a rapid response, the posture was not there because we did not take into account the threats to the consulate. that is why four americans died. we could have placed forces there, could have had aircraft and other capabilities of short plays the way. so for you to testify before the committee consistent with what estimates is false. the military was appropriately respond to what was an appropriate response since no forces arrived in tel well after the murders took place for obviously your capabilities allow you to be positioned very shortly finally all of this as a result of the footprint. after gadaffi fell many of us made it clear they needed our help, a secure the arms cache, and secure borders, a technical assistance but the light footprint we did not provide for it was almost predictable, almost that bad things would have been in libya. here was a fledgling government, never governed before without assistance we could have provided. i beg you secretary panetta to send a hospital ship to treat the
by a former cnn acre inker. this is expected to convene in a minute or two. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> we are getting word that former cia director michael hayden is here. a couple of the topics we expect to hear shortly will be how digital media has changed intelligence gathering including computer-generated attacks. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. oh, come on. good evening, ladies and gentlemen. [laughter] welcome to the jack morton auditorium and the george washington university. i'm frank says no. it is my pleasure and honor to be the director of the school of media and public affairs. how many students we have in the room here. how many elite schools do we have in the room? oh, we are outnumbered. for those of you who don't know, we have two areas of focus for undergraduate. one is journalism and mask medications and the other is political communications, and we will explain a little of both this evening. i would like to thank the staff and f
wrote he went on cnn and the other tv stations and said these words words that will live in infamy if we care anything in this body about respectful treatment from the executive branch, if we have any commitment to plain truth. he said -- "our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look the american people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt." how unbelievable a statement could that be since his own numbers, not somebody else's, his own numbers when he submitted the budget on monday, the next day showed that the lowest single deficit in any one of the ten years was $600 billion. he would have added $13 trillion to the gross debt of the united states over ten years and the numbers, the deficits were going up in the last five years. a totally unsustainable course. erskine bowles, ahead of the fiscal commission, said -- was in shock i think when he saw this and he said -- appointed by president obama to head the commission said this will
was the network's chief white house correspondent 2009 until 2012 and just last month, left to join cnn as the chief washington correspondent and anchor of an upcoming daily news show. his book, "the outpost: an untold story of american valor", is about a 2009 battle in afghanistan. one magazine described it as perhaps the best afghanistan but to date. please welcome to the savannah book festival, jake tapper. [applause] >> thank you so much. i know sergeant burchfield who is in the book and his family are here. anybody who is in the book over there, there she is, hello. he and his son and i believe everything is set. also, but he is a national guardsman. he was training afghan soldiers and gave his life trying to save an afghan soldier six years ago tomorrow. in any case, anybody who is here whose lives are chronicled in the book or lives of loved ones are chronicled in the book, it means so much when they do turn out much when they do turn out and come to visit us. please come over and introduce yourself after the event. i am not a likely person to have written the war book. i have co
of the consulate by a cnn reporter weeks later. so, for you to testify that our posture did not allow a rapid response, our posture was not there because we didn't take into account the threats to that consulate. and that's why four americans died. we could have placed forces there. we could have had aircraft and other capabilities as short distance away as that base. so for you to testify before this committee that they were consistent with available threat estimates is simply false. that our military was appropriately responsive, what would have been an inappropriate response? since any forces -- no forces arrived there until well after these murders took place and obviously your capabilities allowed you to be positioned to intervene very shortly. and finally, all of this is the result of the so-called light footprint. after gaddafi fell, many of us made it very clear that they needed our help. secure the arms caveps, then help -- help them -- caches, help them secure their borders, but the light footprint we did not provide. so it was almost predictable, almost, maybe not predictable, that
for your time and your leadership. >> thank you, sir. [indiscernible] >> we will start with cnn, thank you. >>the vast majority of top security officials in the previous administration supported the syrian rebels. were you briefed about this plan when you were in the senate, and what do you think about the plan? do you think is time to start arming the rebels? what do you think of the mixed messages coming from iran, the foreign minister, where the president has said he would be open to talks with iran? the foreign minister had some nice things to say about you, but the supreme leader said direct talks are not possible. do you think there are prospects for a deal, and do you have a plan to move this forward? >> that was three questions. >> 1 plus 1 does not equal 2. >> well done, i am impressed. [indiscernible] i beg your pardon? i am taking stock every day. next time i will ask you to ask half a question. let me answer that. the first part of your question, let me say that i do not know what the discussions were in the white house and who said what, and i will not go backwards. this is a
of science. cnn reports he was joking but the comments come after that country allegedly sent a monkey to space and backs and senator john mccain has taken some heat from making a joke on twitter about ahmadinejad's comments yesterday tweeting so he wants to be the first iranian in space? wasn't he just there last week? it was a link to the monkey article. >> republicans criticizing mccain for that? >> i saw that. >> bill: i don't know. i know i'm supposed to be politically correct. i think it's okay to make monkey jokes about ahmadinejad. >> you're going to get letters. >> bill: peter ogborn. okay. i'm going to start evan, with you, with a story i didn't know about until this morning. broke late last night. and that is about american drone policy. we've been wondering nobody knows how many people we've killed. who makes the decisions -- with drones, how many americans, how many nonamericans, how many civilians, how many were really guilty. it is all a big, dark secret. john brennan is the architect of this policy. his nomination as director of c.i.a. i ran into senator ron wyden yeste
of information whether it's a fax machine to satellite tv or cnn breaking the stranglehold of power on eastern europe. >> that's really cool. >> you talked to him in '80, '81 -- >> solidarity. >> -- could you tell at that moment that -- >> absolutely. >> -- history was turning, that it was about to be bent? >> here's what you can tell, which i worry about the current twitter and facebook revolutions. you can tell that there was a movement happening but with real leaders who had been tested by standing on the gates of the shipyard or going to jail as javel had done. and this is another story that you did when you did the man of the year on it, tend to be leaderless. they don't have somebody forged by fire leading them. and that was the big difference of the revolutions of the '80s and the fall of communism. >> all right. the new cover of "time" is "the republican savior." rick stengel, thank you so much. walter, thank you as well. >> it's always good to be on with a great successful editor. >>> up next, "morning joe" theater guru, jordan roth takes us behind the scenes of barry manilow's new pr
about the lack of security, including a message found in the rubble by a cnn reporter weeks later. for you to testify that are posture did not allow a rapid response -- are posture was not there because we did not take into account the threats to that consulate. that is why damn americans died. we could have placed forces there. we could have had -- four americans died. we could have placed forces there. for you to testify before this committee that their worth consistent and available threat estimates -- that there were consistent and available threat estimates is false. what would have been an inappropriate response? since no forces arrive there until well after these murders took place, and obviously your capabilities allowed you to be positioned to intervene very shortly. finally, all of this is a result of the so-called light footprint. after qaddafi fell, many of us made it very clear that they needed our help. secure the arms caches, help clear their borders. the light footprint, we did not provide. it was almost predictable, almost. bad things were going to happen in libya
about it. but have you played lindsay graham's message on sunday on cnn when he said that the republicans did not have a plan and their main focus was to deny everything criticize everything that the president has tried to do. that's their whole focus, just like the last four years was to deny him a second term. now it's to criticize and deny everything that he does. and why would you manufacture a problem? and another thing, this transportation person, why didn't you get the real man? maybe you did get ray lahood? host: we heard from ray lahood in his briefing to white house reporters on friday. keith is a reporter from the hill and covers transportation and that's his specialty. can you reflect on the comments that she had especially in relation to when the cuts kick in and when will they be felt? guest: there is a disagreement about that. and the cuts that they're talking about now are from the 2013 budgets. the agencies would have discretion on how to distribute those cuts and just would have to make these reductions across the board if the sequestration is implem
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